Study Planner Information
Year 1 Study Planner
What do the different requirements mean?
- Compulsory – all students must complete this course
- Prerequisite for major – a course required for this major
- Recommended – a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
- Elective – an elective course from the course list, or as permitted by the program rules
Course Code & Title | Requirements |
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SCIE1100 Advanced Theory and Practice in Science | Compulsory |
PHYS1001 Mechanics & Thermal Physics | Prerequisite for major |
[
MATH1051 Calculus and Linear Algebra I^{1} OR MATH1071 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra I^{2} ] |
Prerequisite for major |
Elective | Elective |
Course Code & Title | Requirements |
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[ SCIE1200 Introduction to Science Research OR SCIE2011 Perspectives in Science^{3} ] |
Compulsory |
[ STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data^{4} OR STAT1301 Advanced Analysis of Scientific Data^{4} ] |
Compulsory |
[
MATH1052 Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations OR MATH1072 Advanced Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations^{2} ] |
Prerequisite for major |
PHYS1002 Electromagnetism and Modern Physics | Prerequisite for major |
1. Students without at least a Sound Achievement in Senior Maths C are required to take MATH1050 as an elective before MATH1051
2. Students with a high achievement in Senior Maths C (or a 6 or 7 in MATH1050) should take the sequence MATH1071, MATH1072 and MATH2401. Students with a sound achievement in Senior Maths C (or a 4 or 5 in MATH1050) should take the sequence MATH1051, MATH1052 and MATH2400.
3. Entry is by application and is restricted to 40 places.
4. Students who intend to major in Mathematics should take STAT1301. Other students with an interest in advanced mathematics and at least a high achievement in Maths C or a 6 in MATH1050 are encouraged to take STAT1301.
Year 2 to 3 Study Planner
What do the different columns mean?
- Required for Major – a course required for this major
- Recommended – a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
Semester | Required for Major | Recommended |
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1 | PHYS2020 Thermodynamics & Condensed Matter Physics PHYS2055 Introduction to Fields in Physics |
MATH2001 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra MATH2301 Linear & Abstract Algebra & Number Theory [ MATH2400 Mathematical Analysis OR MATH2401 Mathematical Analysis & Advanced Topics ] PHYS2810 Electronics & Circuit Theory |
2 | PHYS2041 Quantum Physics PHYS2101 Advanced Dynamics and Special Relativity |
BIPH2000 Foundations of Biophysics COSC2500 Numerical Methods in Computational Science PHYS2082 Space Science & Stellar Astrophysics MATH2100 Advanced Dynamics & Special Relativity PHIL2011 Philosophy of Modern Physics |
Semester | Required for Major | Recommended |
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1 | MATH4105 General Relativity^{3} PHYS3040 Quantum Physics PHYS3051 Fields in Physics Choose at least 2 units from: [ SCIE3250 Introduction to Research in Mathematics/ Physics^{4} |
MATH3101 Bifurcation and Chaos MATH3201 Scientific Computing: Advanced Techniques & Applications MATH3303 Abstract Algebra & Number Theory MATH3401 Complex Analysis COSC3000 Visualisation & Data Analysis |
2 |
PHYS3080 Extragalactic Astrophysics & Cosmology PHYS3020 Statistical Mechanics PHYS3901 Perspectives in Physics Research |
MATH3102 Methods & Models of Applied Mathematics MATH3103 Algebraic Methods of Mathematical Physics MATH3403 Partial Differential Equations COSC3500 High-Performance Computing |
3. Students must take PHYS2100 or PHYS2101 before they take MATH4105
4. SCIE3250 / SCIE3251 can be taken in semester 1, semester 2 or summer semester.
Year 4 Study Planner
What do the different columns mean?
- Required for Major – a course required for this major
- Recommended – a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
Semester | Required for Major | Recommended |
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1 | PHYS6501 Advanced Physics Research Project^{6} Choose at least 6 units from: [ PHYS4030 Condensed Matter Physics: Electronic properties of crystals |
- |
2 |
MATH4104 Advanced Hamiltonian Dynamics & Chaos^{5} PHYS6501 Advanced Physics Research Project^{6} |
- |
^{5} This course is offered in odd years only.
^{6} The Advanced Physics Research Project is a year-long course, totalling 10 units. Students should enrol in the same course code for both semesters of study. Students commencing in Semester 1 and:
- intending to take 4 units in Semester 1 and 6 units in Semester 2 should enrol in PHYS6501.
- intending to take 6 units in Semester 1 and 4 units in Semester 2 should enrol in PHYS6503.
Students commencing in Semester 2 and:
- intending to take 4 units in Semester 2 and 6 units in the following Semester 1 should enrol in PHYS6502.
- intending to take 6 units in Semester 2 and 4 units in the following Semester 1 should enrol in PHYS6504.